Daily Archives: September 18, 2008

Voters’ Choice Act introduced in PA legislature

On September 17, a bill was introduced to the Pennsylvania State Senate by Senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) called the Voters’ Choice Act. If passed, it would make the requirements for ballot access for independents and minor party candidates in the general election the same as those for major party candidates in their primaries. It would require minor parties to nominate candidates according to their own rules and at their own expense, because of their lack of primaries. The bill would also make the threshhold for a minor party “any political body which claims at least 0.05 percent of the total number of registered voters in the Commonwealth.” Currently, only the Republicans and Democrats are officially recognized parties in Pennsylvania.… Read more ...

BreakTheMatrix seeks support for third party winner-take-all fundraiser

BreakTheMatrix, a social networking and media company spearheaded by moneybomb promoter Trevor Lyman, is attempting to organize a money bomb for a third party presidential candidate. Which of Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader that candidate will be shall be determined by grassroots donors themselves, with the candidate showing the most support also receiving the entire donation pool.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party revamps website

The Socialist Equality Party has redesigned and re-launched its party website as it kicks off its Jerome White/Bill Van Auken write-in campaign. An article on the party’s official news organ, the World Socialist Web Site, highlights some of the new portal’s features:

Between now and Election Day, the SEP will hold a number of meetings at locations across the United States and internationally.

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Nader to appear on Conan O’Brien and Dr. Phil

In an email to supporters, in which he calls “absurdity the answer,” independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader announced that he will be on both Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Dr. Phil’s show tomorrow. In addition, Nader talked about his Davis Fleetwood interview and a Red State Update interview on Youtube. Also, he urged supporters to go to www.constitutionpledge.com and donate to Nader in order to support upholding the Constitution.… Read more ...

Open Debates asks supporters to call the Commission for Presidential Debates

An email from the organization Open Debates:

Dear Open Debates Supporters:

The Commission on Presidential Debates, which was created by the Republican and
Democratic parties, still refuses to make public the contract negotiated by the
Obama and McCain campaigns that will govern our presidential debates.  This lack
of transparency is unacceptable.
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Cynthia McKinney invites you to spend the night with her and Roseanne Barr

Posted at http://www.votetruth08.com/

Spend the Night with Cynthia McKinney and Roseanne Barr!
Thursday, 18 September 2008 05:38
You are cordially invited to a special fundraiser on Thursday, September 25th in support of a real maverick for truth, Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney!

Join Cynthia McKinney and Domestic Goddess Roseanne Barr at the legendary Jewel’s Catch One, located at 4067 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles.Jewel’s Catch One is the nation’s first black gay and lesbian disco, made world famous by Madonna.

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Baldwin: Constitution ‘greatest civil document ever’

A Constitution Day message from Chuck Baldwin:

On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was adopted. 39 delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies (Rhode Island did not send a representative) affixed their signatures to the greatest civil document ever conceived by men. Famous patriots such as George Washington, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, George Clymer, and Abraham Baldwin were among this gallant group.… Read more ...

Barr says US should talk to Iran

Atlanta, GA – “While the Bush administration has steadfastly declined to engage in talks with the government of Iran, five former Secretaries of State – Republican and Democrat – recently exhibited a great deal more judgment and understanding of world affairs in calling for actual talks with Tehran,” Libertarian Presidential nominee Bob Barr says.

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Nader to bring campaign to Memphis

Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Contact: Mike Welch, 202-471-5833, mike@votenader.org (National HQ);
Parker Dixon, (901) 574-2191, dixon.p.o@gmail.com (local)


On Friday, September 19, at 12 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will host a news conference in Civic Center Plaza in front of the city council building at 125 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103


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Dave Brownlow says the US has a financial foundation built on sand

Clackamas, OR – DAVE BROWNLOW, Candidate for U.S. Senate, comments on the ongoing, and rapidly accelerating meltdown of the U.S. financial system.

BROWNLOW said, “Our entire financial system is based on an illusion, with a foundation built on sinking sand. We spend more than we earn, we consume more than we produce, we borrow more than we save – and we cling to the fantasy that this can go on forever.

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CQ Politics: Barr makes Libertarian Party ‘look like a joke’

In an article written for CQ Politics, nationally known political pundit Craig Crawford says Libertarians “blew it” by nominating Bob Barr. It’s “too bad,” says Crawford, because “a party that truly believes in personal freedom and limited government is worth hearing from in these days of major parties that equivocate and prevaricate on those principles.”

But in Barr, says Crawford, “Libertarians have ended up with a loose cannon whose record isn’t even that strong on the party’s ideals.”

Crawford says Barr has “further burnished his nutty reputation and made his newfound party look like a joke” by representing a Georgia gun shop in a libel case against Michael Bloomberg, and “promoting a bogus claim” that John McCain and Barack Obama should not be on the ballot in Texas.… Read more ...

Nader talks to National Journal

In an interview with National Journal, independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader discussed his impact on the presidential race, the current financial crisis, and other issues. Discussing who votes for him, Nader said, “It is a bit eyebrow-raising because most people think the vast majority of our votes come from the Democrats, but it’s never been true.… Read more ...